hey, how it going. well my dog loooooooves its ears scratched at, usually ill poke my fingers in there gently and move them around. and my dogs purs like a ***** cat. she also scratches at them time to time. well recently she has ben shaking her head, and scratching even more. she is half lab/blue heeler. I read online that sometimes dogs get mites and stuff in the ears. so I checked them out. well she had some nasty dirty ears. kind of a gross smell, like realy bad earwax smell. I saw alot of "wax"(i think) wich was yellowish black color. so I got some que tips and gently, being extremly carefull started cleaning some of that out. well while doing it her leg went crazy, so she must of liked it, or it felt good. I got most of it but there is still some way deep in her ears where i will not poke down to. well, when I went to throw the que tips away she must of scratched at her ear, because I came back and looked and it was bleeding a bit in one of the creveses in there. so I swabed it and got most of the blood. it wasnt bad but ive never seen her ear bleed before. she is vary smart, so I did some sighn language. pointed to my ear like I was scratching and said no a few times. she seemed to understand and reframed from scratching on instinct. now she seems ok, she hasnt shook her head or scratched yet. my concern is she might srcratch it while im gone and make it bleed. or she might even go def because she scratches her ears so hard. is there a treatment I can do or something to eliminat this? i know in humans you can do that wax treatment where it sucks all the bad wax out of the ear. Im trying my hardest to get enough money to get her checked out and fixed. i was recently laid off because of the economy. so its either get her fixed or have her checked out. she is around 5 so skipping getting her fixed this time might harm her on her next period, or it might not. sooo, is there something i can do or is it up to the vet for this issue?